BASIS OF FAITH
The Word is our absolute, the authority and pattern of the church, serving as a guide for us in this life.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16 -17).
Salvation is through Jesus Christ alone; He is the hope for mankind. “ I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6).
END TIME CONDITIONS
We are living in conditions identified in the bible as those promised at the coming of Jesus Christ. “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17: 26-27).
There is a promise for light in the evening time. "But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light." (Zechariah 14:7).
A MESSAGE OF RESTORATION
There is a promise of restoration at the end time. Acts 3:20-21 ” And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Joel 2:25 ““And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.”
A message is promised to restore all things before Jesus returns. This would come by the spirit of Elijah. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.” (Matthew 17:11).
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (Malachi 4:5-6).
As John the Baptist was prophesied in Malachi 3 to forerun Christ’s first coming, Malachi 4 prophesied another prophet who would forerun Christ’s second coming. This passage of Scripture foretells that this prophet or messenger would restore the faith of God’s people back to the full Word of God that was preached by the Apostolic fathers in the Book of Acts.
At the end time, God promised he would restore the mysteries held back through the ages. “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” (Revelations 10:7).
"Behold I send you Elijah the prophet..." (Malachi 4:5)
In accordance with the promised scriptures, and with signs and wonders, God identified himself in the ministry of William Marrion Branham. His ministry was vindicated by God through supernatural signs and wonders, an emphasis on a personal relationship with Christ, and a total adherence to the Bible as the only absolute.
William Branham was considered to be one of the most influential Bible ministers of our time. He was identified by many to be the initiator of the healing and charismatic revival that began in 1947. From then until the time of his passing in 1965, the powerful ministry of William Branham was well known and considered unparalleled in the history of gospel meetings. The impact of this supernatural ministry was felt not only in North America, but also around the world.
The Full Gospel Men’s Voice, (now, Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International), in its February 1961 issue, wrote: “In Bible Days, there were men of God who were Prophets and Seers. But in all the Sacred Records, none of these had a greater ministry than that of William Branham, a Prophet and Seer of God, whose photograph appears on the front cover of this issue of Full Gospel Men’s Voice. Branham has been used by God, in the Name of Jesus, to raise the dead!”
THE MESSAGE IS PROCLAIMED
The Message was brought by this prophet to point the church back to the full Word, to bring them back to the original faith of the first church, and to get them into Rapture-ready condition. The Message brought clarity to the truths of the Godhead, Water Baptism, the Original Sin, Election and Predestination, the Mystery of His Second Coming and the Rapture.
Through the recordings of the sermons and printed books, believers around the world have access to this message. A five-fold ministry carries out the commission identified in the scripture: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matthew 24:14)